We've compiled a list of books that are either entirely Leap themed, or have somehow incorporated Leap Day into the story.
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THE LEAP YEAR TURTLE
You've never heard of the Leap Year Turtle? Learn about the Leap Year story with a group of children in this new storybook that tells the legend of the Leap Year Turtle!
A LEAP OF LOVE
by Catherine Lim
There is a wonderful ancient Western tradition that allows a woman to propose to a man - but only on 29 February. Only once every four years, in a Leap Year. On such a momentous day, late one morning in modern-day Singapore...
THE LEAP YEAR BOOK
by Barbara Sutton-Smith
The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies is mentioned along with a picture of our very own Leap Day Lady, Raenell Dawn. See page 60! (Raenell was born in 1960)
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by W. S. Gilbert (book) and Arthur Sullivan (music)
The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of
Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each Leap Year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday" meaning that he must serve for another 63 years.